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Formerly Houston
Harpsichord Society

1997-1998 Season

 

Gala Opening Concert

Houston Early Music and University of Houston Moores School of Music Society
Joint Celebration
Moores Opera House Gala Inaugural Week Concerts

Friday, September 26, 1997, 7:00 p.m.
Moores School of Music, University of Houston

The Academy of Ancient Music
"La Stravaganza"

In a double celebration, Houston Early Music in the first season under its new name and Moores Opera House in its gala opening join forces to present the orchestra that epitomizes early music. Thrill to the lushness of Vivaldi's Four Seasons and the splendor of Handel's Concerti Grossi surrounded by the dazzling luxury of the new Moores Opera House and the vivid Frank Stella artwork...an evening to be cherished.

 

Follow the links for details on each concert, as they become available

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Newberry Consort

"A Medieval Cosmology"

Tuesday, November 4, 1997, 8:00 p.m.
St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street

Early Conversations Lecture:

7:00 p.m., Chapel, Dr. Jane Chance

Discover how medieval people felt about their place in the cosmos. It's all here: A serious and comic look at feelings about love, pleas to saints for protection from the devil and the influence of the mystical forces of the universe. Is it still releventtoday? You be the judge.
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New York Ensemble for Early Music

"A Rose in Winter"

Saturday, December 6, 1997, 8:00 p.m.
Trinity Episcopal Church, 1015 Holman at Main

Celebrate the joys of Christmas with jolly dances and contemplative carols from the middle ages and the Renaissance. Then join us for entertainment by candlelight with Morris Dancers and wassail.
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Artaria Quartet with Richard Savino, Guitarist

"!Fandango!"

You have a choice of two performances:

  • Thursday, January 15, 1998, 8:00 p.m.
    Talento Bilingue, 333 S. Jensen
  • Friday, January 16, 1998, 8:00 p.m.
    St. Paul's Methodist Church, 5501 Main St.

Early Conversations Lecture:
(Friday only) 7:00 p.m., Chape, St. Paul's, Dr. Guzman-Bravo

Experience the fiery intensity and bold infectious rhythms of strumming guitar and the radience of strings in music from the old and new world interspersed with readings of poetry and literature from Latin America.
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Mireille Lagace and Genevieve Soly, Harpsichordists

"Souvenir Romantique"

Saturday, February 14, 1998, 8:00 p.m.
St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Parish Hall

Treat yourself to the splendor and magnificence of the sound of two harpsichords performing the exquisite music of the French baroque at an intimate candlelight concert for Valentine's Day.
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Emma Kirkby, Soprano

"Aria d'Amore"

Monday, March 2, 1998, 8:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 5300 Main Street

Early Conversations Lecture:
7:00 p.m., Chapel

The "divine Emma" returns! The crystalline, hypnotic, quality of her voice in songs of love and passion interlaced with the elegance of harpsichordist Lars Ulrik Mortensen guarantees an evening of beauty and delight for the senses.
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Change of Time!

Derek Burrows, Musician/Storyteller

"Trickster Tales"

Sunday, March 29, 1998, 3:30 p.m.
Children's Museum, 1500 Binz

A delightful program for the whole family brings to life traditional tales and songs adventure from the Caribbean and Africa.
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See Program and Artist Biographies

Festetics Quartet with Maria Rose, Fortepianist

"Viennese Vignettes"
Location Changed!

Saturday, April 25, 1998, 8:00 p.m.
St. Luke's Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer

Early Conversations Lecture:
7:00 p.m., Dr. John Lienhard

Embark on a glorious expedition to Vienna. Visit Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven at our stellar season finale. Don't miss it!

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